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Hybrid

2019 BMW i8 Roadster

2019 BMW i8 Roadster

BMW’s futuristic hybrid electric car drops its top for its new variant, with a folding roof that maximizes storage space and shows off its flying buttresses. It gets a total of 369 hp, zooms from 0-to-60 in 4.4 seconds, and can drive up to 18 miles (US) on pure electric power.

Polestar 1

Polestar 1

Volvo’s Polestar spin-off is showing off their first standalone vehicle, a fantastic looking sports coupe powered by a 600 hp hybrid drivetrain with 737 lb-ft. of torque, a lightweight body made from carbon fiber composite and steel, and an Öhlins adaptive suspension.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Europe’s most popular plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is headed to the US. The Outlander PHEV has both a 2.0L gas engine and dual motors for 4WD, the ability to make short trips on pure electric power, and SUV versatility at a sedan price. Full review on 95octane.

Toyota Barista

Toyota Barista

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing shows the amount of energy can be captured from regenerative braking as it connected its 1000hp TS040 hybrid race car to a roomful of appliances to cook breakfast for 171 people by driving the equivalent of a single LeMans lap. More here.

2015 BMW i8

2015 BMW i8

The futuristic BMW i8 moves from concept to production for 2015. This carbon fiber plug-in hybrid weighs just 3285 lbs., and is powered by a 231hp turbo three, and a 96kw electric motor, for a total 362hp. Base price is a spendy $136K.

Jaguar C-X75 Prototype

Jaguar C-X75 Prototype

The C-X75 concept gets refined significantly, resulting in a hybrid 850hp beast, designed to achieve “the speed of a Veyron, the range of a Volt and the CO2 of a Prius.” Goes 0-to-100mph in 6 secs., and is the new object of our desire.

Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari’s shiny new $1.3 million hybrid LaFerrari has both a 789hp V12 gas engine and an electric motor that adds another 161hp, blasting you down the track at up to 217mph. This is definitely no Prius.

Imperia GP

Imperia GP
$106K-$140K  Buy Comment

The Imperia GP is more than just a revival, it’s an upgrade. It has a 1.6L 207-hp engine and a 134hp electric motor, which can be recharged simply via a 220v socket. 0-60 is done in 4s in hybrid mode.

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
$95,000  Buy Comment

Combining energy-efficiency with sporty handling, the new Panamera hybrid has a 2.9 liter, 333 hp V6, which, combined with an electric motor, hits 380hp, tops out at 168 mph, and gets 34.5 mpg.

Volkswagen Diesel Hybrid

Volkswagen Diesel Hybrid

Volkswagen says their XL1 diesel hybrid gets more than 260 miles to the gallon with top speed of 100 mph, thanks to the 2 cylinder turbodiesel displacing 800 cc and a battery powered electric motor.

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid

Porsche has revealed their latest concept, the 918 RSR. Combining racetrack technology with the GT3 R Hybrid, the 918 RSR uses a flywheel energy recovery system for added power and traction.

eROCKIT Hybrid Bicycle

eROCKIT Hybrid Bicycle

The eROCKIT is a manually powered hybrid bike with top speed of 50mph. The pedals act as battery charger and accelerator; the quicker you pedal the faster it goes. (Thanks for the tip, Gumsandals!)

Lexus Dark Ride Interactive Film

Lexus Dark Ride Interactive Film

Dark Ride from Lexus is an interactive film project featuring their new CT 200h hybrid, piloted by actor Norman Reedus, who is driving but taking directions from the person riding shotgun: you.

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ItalDesign-Giugiaro Quaranta Car

ItalDesign-Giugiaro Quaranta Car

The ItalDesign-Giugiaro Quaranta hybrid concept car was recently retrofitted taxi-style to shuttle fares around Rome molto veloce, with top speed of 155 mph, 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and 3.3-liter V6.

B7 Hi-Speed Hybrid Concept

B7 Hi-Speed Hybrid Concept

Designer Filip Tejszerski’s electric-gas hybrid would offer sports car looks and handling. Inspired by jet fighters, the car’s cockpit would seat driver and passenger in-line, instead of side-by-side.

Lexus Hybrid Concept Bicycle

Lexus Hybrid Concept Bicycle

No production plans, but the Lexus hybrid concept bike sounds good: 240 watt electric motor with 25.9 volt lithium battery pack, frame constructed of carbon fiber and 8 speed internal gear system.

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